LDS History, 1969

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- During 1969
[Lucy Mack Smith] With the recommendation of Edwin S. Gaustad and Leonard J. Arrington, Arno Press issues Biographical Sketches in its Religion in America facsimile reprint series. (1)

[Spencer W. Kimball] The Miracle of Forgiveness is published. (2)

-- Jan 09, 1970
[U.S. Religious History] After 140 years of unofficial discrimination, the Mormon Church officially declared that blacks could not become priests "for reasons which we believe are known to God, but which He has not made fully known to man." (3)

-- Jan 18, 1970
[David O McKay] At age 96, dies in Salt Lake City, Utah. By the end of his administration, Church membership had reached approximately three million. (4)

President David O. McKay died in Salt Lake City at age 96. (5)

David O. McKay died; 500th stake organized in Fallon, Nevada. (6)

David O. McKay, ninth president of the Church, dies. (7)

President David O. McKay, the longest serving Apostle and Church President, dies at age 96. His total term of service was 63 Years, and 9 months. (8)

[Joseph Smith] President David O. McKay dies and Joseph Fielding Smith becomes president. (9)

[Utah] Mormon president David McKay died at age 96. (10)

-- Jan 23, 1970 - 2 July 1972
[1st Presidency Changes] Joseph Fielding Smith Harold B. Lee N. Eldon Tanner Reorganization of First Presidency after death of David O. McKay (11)

-- Jan 23, 1970
President Joseph Fielding Smith was ordained and set apart as the 10th president of the Church and chose Presidents Harold B. Lee and N. Eldon Tanner as counselors. (5)

[Quorum of the Twelve] The First Presidency is reorganized, with Joseph Fielding Smith President, Harold B. Lee First Counselor, and N. Eldon Tanner Second Counselor. Harold B. Lee becomes President of the Quorum, with Spencer W. Kimball Acting President of the Quorum. (12)

1 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, Salt Lake City, Utah
3 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O McKay, Salt Lake City, Utah
5 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
7 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
8 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
9 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),
10 - Ratnikas, Algis, TimelinesDb,
11 - Wikipedia, First Presidency (LDS Church),
12 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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